Brothers created garden for wine lovers
The youngest-ever Chelsea duo created the Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth
Brothers Harry and David Rich designed The Cloudy Bay Garden in Association with Vital Earth this year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Harry Rich, 27, and David Rich, 24, are the youngest ever duo to create a Show Garden at Chelsea, demonstrating the increasing presence of young talent at the show.
Working with Cloudy Bay, the pioneering winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, the brothers produced a garden that appealed to horticulturists and wine-lovers alike. In The Cloudy Bay Garden in Association with Vital Earth, shades of reds, purples and plums represented Cloudy Bay's range of red wines, and shades of whites and greens represented their whites. Trees punctuated the colour-schemed garden to add height and remind visitors of old wooden wine casks.
The brothers have been medal-winners before - in 2013 they achieved gold for their Artisan Garden 'Un Garreg' and Silver-gilt for their 'Vital Earth the Night Sky Garden' in 2014. This year they set their goals higher with a gold medal-winning Show Garden in their sights.
Harry Rich said: 'It’s a true privilege to be working with Cloudy Bay. There are many affinities between gardening and winemaking and it’s amazing to be so close to it, while also helping others understand the beautiful process and experience of wine through this garden design.'
Vital Earth, Bord na Móna UK’s popular peat-free growing media and soil improver brand, co-sponsored the garden as well as supplying growing and landscaping materials. Steve Harper, Head of Consumer UK for Bord na Móna UK commented: 'Harry and David are still young, yet they are proving their considerable talent on a bigger and better stage.'